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    Lotemax (Loteprednol Etabonate Ophthalmic Suspension 0.5%)

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Lotemax0.5 %/10 ml
    Lotemax0.5 %/3.5 gm
    Lotemax0.5 %/5 gm

    Generic Equivalent of Lotemax

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Loteprednol Etabonate Ophthalmic Suspension 0.5%0.5 %/5 ml


    How and Where to Buy Lotemax Online?


    You can buy Lotemax online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

    Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Lotemax?


    Lotemax comes from Canada and is manufactured by Bausch & Lomb Canada Inc. Lotemax is ophthalmic suspension that contains Loteprednol etabonate, which is a corticosteroid. The generic form of Lotemax comes from India also called Loteflam manufactured by Cipla.

    What Dosages and Forms is Lotemax available in?


    Lotemax is a loteprednol etabonate available as ophthalmic suspension 0.5% w/v and gel 0.5%. Both suspension and ointment are supplied in a white low-density polyethylene plastic bottle with a white controlled drop tip. The ointment is available in the dosage forms of 3.5 g and 5 g whereas the suspension is available in 10 mL.

    What is Lotemax used for?


    Lotemax is used for the treatment of post-operative inflammation (pain, redness and swelling) of the eye after cataract surgery. It is also used to treat eye swelling caused due to infection, allergies and other conditions. Lotemax causes the stimulation of certain proteins called lipocortins which further control the synthesis of mediators responsible for inflammation. Thus, it reduces inflammation in the eye and eases the symptoms. Shake well the suspension or gel before use. In case of suspension, apply the eye drops into the gap between your eyeball and eyelid, four times a day or as directed by your doctor. For ointment, apply one or two drops of gel into the conjunctival sac of the eye four times a day beginning 24 hours after surgery. Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface as this can contaminate the medication. In case you wear soft contact lenses, you must wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes after applying eye drops before inserting the lenses. In case you are using Lotemax ointment, do not use contact lenses throughout the therapy. Your doctor will decide your treatment period with Lotemax. In case of aggravation of inflammation, redness or itching in the eye, consult your doctor immediately. If you are using another medication in the eye, wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes before instilling it in the eye.

    What Are The Possible Side Effects of Lotemax?


    Some of the common side effects of Lotemax include increased pressure in the eye, blurred or abnormal vision, pain, dryness and stickiness in the eyes, swelling or discharge from the eyes, tearing, sensation of having an object in your eye, itching and redness in eye or on the eyelid, photophobia (discomfort on being exposed to light). Other unwanted effects include headache, nausea, cold, sore throat, runny nose, dizziness, rash, tiredness, nervousness, general pain and swelling. Consult your doctor if you develop new or worsening symptoms, an eye infection or a blister in the eye. These are not all the possible side effects of Lotemax. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional immediately.

    Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Lotemax?


    Eye ointments and drops can lead to blurred vision. However, this passes quickly. Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery until your vision is completely clear.

    Do not take Lotemax if you:

    • Are allergic to loteprednol or any of the ingredients present in Lotemax
    • Are allergic to any other corticosteroid
    • Have eye diseases that are caused by viruses such as herpes simplex, vaccinia or varicella or caused by bacteria, fungus
    • Have any other eye infection
    • Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
    • Are breast-feeding
    • Are under 18 years of age
    • Have increased pressure or glaucoma in your eye

    Before taking Lotemax, inform your doctor if you:

    • Are allergic to loteprednol or other corticosteroids
    • Have an eye disease or infection caused by viruses such as herpes simplex, vaccinia or varicella or caused by bacteria, fungus
    • Have or had glaucoma or increased eye pressure in the past. Your doctor might need to monitor your intraocular pressure
    • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Lotemax should not be used unless the doctor determines it to be appropriate for your use. Lotemax can cause harm to the unborn baby.
    • Are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed.
    • Are under 18 years of age

    Drug interactions


    Lotemax has not been studied for drug infections. You should tell your health care professional about all the medications and skin products that you use, including any prescription or non-prescription vitamins or herbal supplements.

    Lotemax Storage and Safety Information


    Both the Lotemax ointment and suspension should be stored upright at a temperature of 15°C to 25°C. it is important not to freeze the suspension. The gel should be used within 28 days after first opening. The medication should be kept out of reach and sight of children.

    References:
    1. http://www.bausch.ca/Portals/59/Files/Monograph/Pharma/Lotemax-gel-pm.pdf
    2. http://www.bausch.ca/Portals/59/Files/Monograph/Pharma/Lotemax-Monograph-Consumer-English.pdf
    3. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/202872lbl.pdf
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